Sightings of what appears to be miniature tornadoes have been spotted in several areas in Johnstone.

Our photo shows one sweeping through Maple Drive in the Johnstone Castle area of the town.

Another was spotted near the Provost Close high flat in the High Street and a third over Spateston.

The strange cloud formation swept along the ground in Maple Drive for around ten minutes before evaporating. Witnesses told Renfrewshire News that they saw some rubbish and branches being lifted into the air but no lasting damage appears to have been caused.

Photo Credit: Fiona O’Donnell